Guillermo del Toro has just confirmed that he almost directed a part of the “Star Wars” saga four years ago. And he was particularly playful on social networks to tease this aborted intergalactic adventure!
Guillermo del Toro almost helmed a Star Wars film! It is David S. Goyer, to whom we owe the superheroic scenarios of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Man of Steel, and who collaborated with Del Toro on Blade 2 and The Cabinet of Curiosities, who spilled the beans.
“I wrote a Star Wars film that ultimately didn’t get made, a film that Guillermo del Toro would have directed”says David S. Goyer. “That was about four years ago.”
“A lot was going on behind the scenes at Lucasfilm at the time.”continues the American screenwriter. “The script I wrote was cool… You should ask Guillermo about this project. Some very cool artwork was created for the occasion.”
The journalist from the Happy Sad Confused podcast didn’t even have to ask Guillermo del Toro to speak on the subject: the Mexican filmmaker took care of it himself on social networks!
“That’s right. I can’t say much about this film”declares the man who recently delivered an interesting opinion on artificial intelligence and torpedoed the Hollywood industry. “Or maybe the letters J and BB.”
The letters J and BB? Scratching your head a little after this tease from a very teasing Guillermo del Toro, we can imagine that the robot BB-8 could have been part of this aborted intergalactic adventure.
And that the letter J could correspond to the character of the crime lord Jabba the Hutt, for whom a spin-off was once mentioned. But we may never know that…
Note that during the same interview, David S. Goyer revealed having worked on a second Star Wars project “about the origin of the Jedi and whose action takes place 25,000 years before that of the first film in the saga.” A project to which he is no longer linked and which is now in the hands of James Mangold, to whom we owe the latest Indiana Jones adventure.
Three Star Wars films are currently in development. The first, scheduled for May 2026, will serve as a sequel to The Rise of Skywalker and will see the return of Daisy Ridley in the role of Rey trying to restore the Jedi order.
The second, expected in December of the same year, will focus on the New Republic and will close the interconnected stories of The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett and Ahsoka series. The third, finally, in theaters at the end of 2027, will be the famous James Mangold film mentioned above.
The trailer for the Star Wars series “Ahsoka”: